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Meghan Cooke Wins CEMF Undergraduate Ambassador Award

Meghan Cooke Wins CEMF Undergraduate Ambassador Award

UBC Chemical and Biological Engineering student (CHBE), Meghan Cooke, is the recipient of the Canadian Engineering Memorial Foundation (CEMF) 2022 Rona Hatt Engineering Ambassador Award ! This $5,000 scholarship is awarded annually in memory of Rona Hatt, an alumna of the UBC Chemical Engineering program and recognized as the first Canadian female chemical engineering graduate. […]

Emily Cranston Receives LeSueur Memorial Award

Emily Cranston Receives LeSueur Memorial Award

CHBE Associate Professor, Emily Cranston, has received the LeSueur Memorial Award from the Society of Chemical Industry (SCI) , which was awarded virtually during the Annual SCI Canada Awards Dinner on May 5, 2022. Dr. Cranston received the award, which is given to an individual for the development of technical excellence, for adopting “an innovative […]

CHBE post-doc wins $1M Milestone Award from Elon Musk’s funded XPRIZE Competition

CHBE post-doc wins $1M Milestone Award from Elon Musk’s funded XPRIZE Competition

Takachar, a UBC spin-off company co-founded by CHBE postdoc, Kevin Kung, has won a $1 million Milestone Award in the XPRIZE Carbon Removal Competition, funded by Elon Musk and the Musk Foundation. Dr. Kung, who works as president and chief technical officer of Takachar, and his partner Vidyut Mohan (co-founder and CEO), were previously awarded $250,000 in […]

CHBE Welcomes Mona Rahmani

CHBE Welcomes Mona Rahmani

The Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering would like to welcome Dr. Mona Rahmani. Dr. Rahmani holds a PhD degree from the University of British Columbia in Environmental Fluid Mechanics, where she studied shear instabilities and mixing in density stratified flows. Her research interests are in the fields of multiphase flows and density stratified flows […]

ChemECar Wins Pacific Northwest Regional Competition

ChemECar Wins Pacific Northwest Regional Competition

UBC’s ChemECar team placed first in both the ChemECar performance and poster competitions at the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) Pacific Northwest (PNW) Student Regional ChemECar Competition held virtually on April 30. They competed against teams from the University of Calgary and Washington State University. The UBC team entered two cars, Catch me if […]

Research Day – April 29

Research Day – April 29

Thank you to everyone who participated in Research Day 2022. Research Day is an event for sharing some of the latest scientific and technical contributions in the Chemical and Biological Engineering fields. The CHBE Department opens its doors to scientists, engineers, and industry partners to take part in the event, which includes posters and oral […]

CHBE Ask Us Anything 2022

CHBE Ask Us Anything 2022

The Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering is hosting an Ask Us Anything online information session on Tuesday May 3rd from 4:30 – 6:00 p.m. Pacific Time. If you have any questions about CHBE undergraduate programs, please drop by to connect with faculty members and current students. Meeting ID: 625 9200 3931Passcode: 318890 For more […]

Jonathan Verrett Receives Killam Teaching Award

Jonathan Verrett Receives Killam Teaching Award

Jonathan Verrett, Associate Professor of Teaching in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, has been awarded a Killam Teaching Award for 2021/2022. Dr. Verrett’s current scholarly work focuses on leadership development, experiential learning, design education, Open Educational Resources (OER), energy generation and use as well as sustainability. He also has many other roles: a […]

Showcase on Carbon Capture, Conversion and Sequestration Technologies

Showcase on Carbon Capture, Conversion and Sequestration Technologies

Under the guidance of Prof. Naoko Ellis and Sergio Beretta, P.Eng, graduate students from the Chemical and Biological Engineering department at the University of British Columbia will be presenting a showcase on Carbon Capture, Conversion, and Sequestration technologies. Presented will be findings from life cycle analysis of 3 different Carbon Capture, Conversion, and Sequestration technologies, which have been […]

CHBE Seminar May 9 – Michael Tam

CHBE Seminar May 9 – Michael Tam

Time & Date: 1:00PM May 9, 2022 Location: CHBE Room 102 INNOVATION IN SUSTAINABLE NANOMATERIALS FOR ADVANCED ENGINEERING APPLICATIONS Abstract Nanotechnology is anticipated to be the next technological wave that will drive many of the innovations in science and engineering. In this discipline, there is a renewed impetus to develop nanomaterials from renewable sources due […]